The Human Flow of Alex Charriol
Alexander Charriol is an up-and-coming, French-American artist that I truly like. His art, with a strong point of view and recognizable style, is influenced by Basquiat, Francis Bacon and Matisse, among other great masters. His latest exhibit is called “Human Flow” because, in Alex’s words, what has inspired him lately is the mystery of human touch, the question of why people come together, and because it doesn’t matter how alienated someone can be, we are never alone.
“Human Flow” is a beautiful collection that reflects Alex’s sensitivities, and to me, it’s also a celebration of love, life and the human spirit. Alex works a lot with pastels, and I love that because, in its own way, it’s so very different from everything that we are seeing lately in contemporary art, which is mainly composed of works with oil, acrylic, mixed media or photography.
I know Alex and I’m delighted to be hosting a private preview for his pop-up gallery in New York City in the months of April and May. At the same time, I am designing a lounge for his two main events, a brunch and the opening night. I will fill you in on the lounge itself as it nears completion!
The images in this entry are some of my favorite works from “Human Flow”. If you are into art, remember Alex Charriol’s name because he is very, very talented and his work is becoming more influential all the time.